Immersion Trip to San Francisco Tenderloin
Maryknoll Mission Immersion Retreat
In collaboration with St. Anthony’s Foundation
“I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security” - Pope Francis
June 7 -12, 2015
2pm Sunday to 6pm Friday
Do you have to go overseas to experience mission? What is the connection between poverty in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world? Pope Francis reminds us “I can say that the most beautiful and natural expressions of joy which I have seen in my life were in the poor people.” How does our encounter with the poor help us experience joy in our own lives?
This program is designed for teachers, DREs, catechists, deacons, wives and others who minister in the Church and who wish to increase their awareness of their baptismal call to mission and to pass that mission on to others. Join us as we explore how mission begins at home but extends to the ends of the earth. Participants will stay at the Maryknoll Mission House in a retreat setting and travel daily on BART to St. Anthony’s Foundation to encounter God in the poor, elderly and homeless who struggle to survive in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco.
Immersion experience includes:
For more information contact
Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers
16642 Ashland Ave.
San Lorenzo CA 94580
(510) 276-5021 | email@example.com